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Thursday

First Aid on Head Injury

Head injury is a trauma that leads to the head (injury of the scalp, skull, or brain). These cases are really needed quick action (first aid) to perform basic life support and save the victim's life.

Head injury most common cause by traffic accidents, falls, physical assault, and accidents at home, work, outdoors, or while playing sports.

Head injuries may result a minor bump on the skull to serious brain injury, So it is extremely important to pay close attention to the following symptom :
- Lost of consciousness
- Abnormal breathing (interruption of breathing)
- Bleeding or clear fluid from the nose, ear, or mouth
- Vomiting more than two to three times

If you find the victim of head injury with any symptom above, it's mean the victim having seriouse head trauma and will require profesional medical attention as the first aid action. Call 911 (ambulance) or emergency medical services (EMS) immediatelly.

Before the EMS team arrives, do the first aid action bellow :
- Stop any bleeding by firmly pressing a clean cloth on the wound
- Check the person's airway, breathing, and circulation. If necessary, begin rescue breathing and CPR.
- If possible, place the victim in a dim (quite area), but if the injury is serious, be careful not to move the person's head
- Do not leave the victim unattened
- If the person is vomiting, roll the head, neck, and body as one unit to prevent choking.
- Do not apply direct pressure to the wound area if there is suspect fractur of skull


8 Comments:

Blogger david said...

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July 28, 2008  
Blogger John said...

Well there are times when we can't avoid having head injuries but I just wonder on how bikers and other sports such as skating, don't use helmets at all-I meant most of the people who are into this activities. Don't they know what head injury can do to them? I think it should be taught in schools on how important helmets are and how head injuries can affect a person.

December 21, 2009  
Blogger Bryan said...

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June 17, 2010  
Anonymous ohio nursing schools said...

Thank you for this. This is really helpful. I have a niece that just turned 1 and she's pretty naughty. She got some bruises on the head already and this information that you provided might come handy.

August 11, 2010  
Anonymous first aid said...

Thank you for sharing nice information regarding health and safety. its really helpful

January 22, 2011  
Anonymous First Aid Supplies said...

Bryan said that "The head is the most complicated part of the body which could be injured - it may lead the patient to become comatose." I agree about this that's why we should have always a first aid kits and first aid supplies for an emergency.

March 20, 2011  
Anonymous Cara Mengobati Gagal Ginjal Secara Tradisional said...

thanks for your information about first aid on head injury..its very important about help people..
one again thanks.

November 16, 2011  
Anonymous Obat Herbal Penyakit Maag said...

oh so like that first aid for head,,
so now I know about first aid for head.
Thank you so much for the information ..
very useful!

November 23, 2011  

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